Now with the Jay Cutler trade we have some legitimate ammo for the draft. I have amended a few of my earlier picks from the last attempt and added the new ones so please let me know what you think in the comments section.
Round 1- #12 Brian Cushing (OLB- USC)
The OLB need i do feel is great in Denver. If you looked at my breakdown I note some hybrid players but my argument is that They are situation LB and DE's for the most part. The only exception is that I feel Moss is a Strong side linebacker. Cushing has a work ethic and will step in as another rotaional player in our Linebacking Corps. I am not sold on picking anyone else at this point because there are too many questions for me on others. Cushing is a good solid pick for me.
Round1 #18 Knowshon Moreno (RB- Georgia)
Despite my attempts to keep him off my radar and McDaniels ability to make the most out of a committee I could see us getting Moreno. Could really excel in the ZB Scheme has the one cut/ downhill ability.
Round 2- #48 Ron Brace (NT- Boston College)
To me i think that Brace will end up falling to us without having to move. Denver needs help up front I agree, but Brace woudl be the first place I would look because of the rotation I think we will have at the "NT" position. Brace is a high class guy who will bring it on the field. There are other ways I could go here but some of the other players I would want to draft here are already off my board for other teams.
4/6- to me this is still the pick but I see much better prospects next year a NT
Round 3 #79- Chip Vaughn (SS- Wake Forest)
Chip will do well under the current Defensive Backfield's tutelage. has the abilty to find the ball/ ball carrier
Round 3 # 85 Ramses Barden (WR- Cal. Poly. SLO)
I really fell for Barden this season watching some Cal Poly games. He plays an aggressive knock 'em down style of offense that makes DB's think twice before playing bump coverage on him. Ramses really has the ability of a #2 and his combine speed time is very deceptive because of his game speed. Think of the trio of Marshall, Barden and Royal lining up on a consistent basis...
Round 4 # 114 A.Q. Shipley (OC- Penn. St.)
Shipley actually "slips" to us here on my board based on needs. His Wonderlic Score (40) makes me happy because he can process information quickly which is needed in a zone OR gap blocking system. Good depth on the Offensive Line with Guys like Polumbus and Lichtenstieger.
Round 5- #140 Jasper Brinkley (ILB- South Carolina)
Jasper provides good solid depth because he is a gap guy. He knows what to do and where to plug as well as make a tackle. I Love DJ and WW but they are both specific style players where as Brinkley has the ability to play all types of coverage, blitz and zone. This would definately be a good pick up in my opinion.
Round 6- #185 Antone Smith (RB- Florida St.)
I like the signing of Arrignton but I think we need a "true" scat back. Smith is just that. He can run between the tackles but he does his best work outside. He knows what it means to cutback and find his hole for the home run. Not an every down player but we don't need that now do we? Great Change-of-pace guy.
Round 7 #225 Bear Pascoe (TE- Fresno St.)
The Doc wrote and absolutely stellar piece on Mr. Pascoe. As it stands I have Bear on my board a little higher than 225 (201) but the seventh round for some teams tends to be a need based round instead of quality depth round which drops bear in our lap. Quite happy to take him
Round 7 #235 John Parker Wilson (QB- Alabama)
This would be the epitome of a "QB Project." Wilson has some game savvy but his technique is far from polished. He woudl make an adequate back up right now but could turn into a more than serviceable starter.
Okay there ae my new 10 picks this year how do you rank it!